With all the excitement and buzz of the new Smurfs movie Mini and I were ready to dive into a fun craft or activity to go along with it. When I think Smurfs the first thing I think of is their adorable little mushrooms houses hidden in the forest (away from Gargamel ). Mushroom houses naturally had me thinking of one of our favorite things to work on…gnome and fairy gardens. I grabbed most of my supplies at Dollar Tree so this Smurfs Fairy Garden is inexpensive AND simple to do.
Smurfs Fairy Garden Craft
You will need:
real or fake succulents
blue glass rocks
flowers, mini mushrooms, etc…
First, you want to find a container for your fairy garden, my favorite container is one of these old enamel pots with holes drilled in the bottom for drainage. My Grandma used to have a pot just like this so it always makes me think of her and I smile! Fill it up to the top, I do this whether I am using real plants or fake succulents because it is inexpensive filler and gives the natural look to my fairy garden.
Set your container of soil aside so you can work on your mushroom house. I wandered the aisles trying to find something that I could use to create the mushrooms and found this summer plastic cups and bowls, in a 4 pack for $1, stacked they make the perfect mushroom Smurf house and you can make a whole village for just a few dollars. Idrew out my door and window with a sharpie marker first, go ahead and make your door all the way to the opening of the cup because we are going to cover up about 2″ of it. After you are happy with your design paint your windows and door in with acrylic paint, flip over the bowl and add some spots to your “mushroom top”. Allow paint to dry.
Hot glue a small bead to the door for a handle.
While your paint is drying you can create a fun patch with your small pebbles, and some “water” using the blue glass beads, be sure to leave room for your mushroom house.
Press your cup open side into the dirt about 2″ down. Add glue to the top of your cup and press the bowl down onto it to create your mushroom house. Then start adding your plants and flowers around the house to create a woodland feel.
We were pretty happy with the final result and I see an entire Smurf colony in our future!
We left our Smurf Fairy Garden open for any Smurfs that may wander in but if you would like you can grab a set of these Smurf Figurines to add to the imaginative play.
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